A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Stanmore has been crowned the UK's pet slimming champ for 2012 after shedding nearly one third of his body weight.
Jack was nicknamed 'Jumbo Jack' by his owner, Rose Welch, when she adopted him in January this year. After entering him in the PDSA Pet Fit Club, he has slimmed down from 20.5kg to 14.1kg, trimming 20cm off his waist.
Jack had been overfed and hardly exercised prior to being adopted by Rose. His obesity had caused him to become deaf, as the extra fat blocked his ear canals. He struggled to walk more than a few steps, couldn’t play, and couldn’t even bark.